How homo academicus got his name and other just-so stories

  title={How homo academicus got his name and other just-so stories},
  author={Lisa E. Sanchez},
  journal={Gender Issues},
There are many things in life, including the nature of human origins and behaviors, that modern science cannot explain. To understand these phenomena, we posit theories and try to test them, but often, in the end, we are left only with faith and speculation to assuage our anxiety about the human condition. Origin myths are speculative claims about our past that help us make sense of our present and future. In storytelling, they make light of human vulnerability relative to the forces of nature… 



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